Previously sold in Hong Kong, 17 November 1975, lot 3.
It is relatively rare to find oblong hexagonal narcissus bowls, which are more often of floral, circular or rectangular shape. A similar example from the National Palace Museum, Taiwan, is illustrated in the Catalogue, Chun Ware of the Sung Dynasty, pls. 17, 17a. Cf. also the following lot in the present sale.